Arts

Ticket: classical music

Christian Steiner

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Music director Andris Nelsons leads a keenly anticipated pairing of works by Shostakovich and Beethoven, featuring the former’s Symphony No. 10 and the latter’s Violin Concerto, with the formidable German soloist Christian Tetzlaff. April 2-4, Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200, www.bso.org

CHAMBER MUSIC The Borromeo Quartet (above) and NEC students offer a program devoted to Franck’s Piano Quintet and Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence” (March 30, Jordan Hall, www.necmusic.edu); the Arneis Quartet and colleagues, among them soprano Tony Arnold, investigate the links between T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets” and the works of Beethoven and Sofia Gubaidulina (March 31, 8 p.m., Boston University’s Morse Auditorium, www.arneisquartet.com); and finally, the Borromeo returns to late Beethoven in a program exploring the genesis of the “Heiliger Dankgesang” from the Quartet Op. 132 and the towering “Grosse Fuge.” (April 2, NEC’s Pierce Hall, www.necmusic.edu).

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SOUND ICON As part of the Boston University residency of Italian composer Pierluigi Billone, the resourceful new music ensemble performs an all-Billone program, with percussionist Mike Williams. April 1, 8 p.m.,
Tsai Performance Center, www.sound
icon.org

JEREMY EICHLER

Jeremy Eichler can be reached at jeichler@globe.com
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